Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Friendship Doubles Joy

Hi Bloggers.

Another card today featuring the Creative Expressions Trees of Imagination Stamp Set.

For the background, I ran a piece of Burgundy card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Chiaro Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern.

I cut a Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One out of black card. At the emboss stage, I inked over the Floral Vines Mask with Perfect Medium and then placed it on top of the die (NOT the cutting edge side). So, the sandwich here was - base plate, tan mat, die with card in it with cutting edge going down onto tan mat, mask - ink side down, pink embossing plate. I carefully, removed the card from the mask and the die, added Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the tree from the Creative ExpressionsTrees of Imagination Stamp Set using the Perfect Medium and again embossed with Lava Black. It looks different on white card and black card. I cut it out using a smaller Scalloped Labels One.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Sincere Sentiments Stamp Set again with Perfect Medium and embossed with Lava Black. I cut it out using another Scalloped Labels One die.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Two Tone Ribbon and added a Black Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges and some Black Self Adhesive Swirls.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, love the colours of this card, and the black embossed panel is stunning. Have the trees stamps on my wish list. Bx

  2. Lovely card, kinda dark and moody. I've got the tree dies, really must use them more!

  3. Morning Julia

    I love this card and that black lava embossing is gorgeous. I must get some of that, it looks so rich and lush

    Sue xxxxx

  4. Hi Julia, very dramatic, love the black lava embossing and the deep dark colours add to the interest.

    Wilma x x

  5. Morning Julia love this card its so dramatic. Ive got these stamps but never used them as im not a stsmper but i got them so i could try to stamp. But now i've seen this card i will be going to have ago.
    Thanks Julia for all the inspiration give give us.

    Debs Artliff

  6. Not sure on this one, probably cause I prefer girlie colours!

  7. Hi julia this is a very dark and dramatic card!! Love it,the embossed label looks great.I don't have these stamps but I think I might need to get them as they are very useful for mens cards love lesley xx

  8. Lovely card Julia, really do like this stamp set. xx hazel

  9. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. I love the rich burgundy and the embossing square is really dynamic.

    Val in Spain xxx

  10. Morning Julia, WOW, this is such a 'decadent' card, the colours are throughly 'gothic', and I LOVE IT. I especially love the black embossed label, although I will need to 're-read' to understand properly how to do it ha ha, it's an 'age thing' ha ha. I absolutely love this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Nice use of shapes Julia!
    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Great use of dies and colours love it.
    Have a good day.

  13. Morning Julia,

    Lovely striking card. X

  14. Morning Julia, a very striking card great colours a little dark
    for me but I can imagine it in pastels or a bit lighter colours.
    Nancyd xx

  15. Morning Julia....Very dramatic today....love the card...like the colours and the embossed black card is gorgeous....

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  16. Hi Julia, wow, very striking. The effect of the embossing on the black card is really eye catching. Regards Jackie D

  17. Morning Julia, fabulous card again, love the rich elegant colours.Emma

  18. Good morning Julia, A striking dramatic card, love the lava embossing, sooo effective. The sentiment is lovely, must get the stamps.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. great card ,lovely stamps.Laura O

  20. Hi Julia
    What a daring and dramatic card very effective indeed

  21. Beautiful card the colour`s are very dramatic >melanie

  22. Hi Julia,
    A beautiful card, lovely strong colours.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.

  23. Evening
    What an amazing card - really like the stron bold concept.
    Amanda x

  24. Totally beautiful card. The embossing is just fabulous. It would be brill to watch you demo this at some point it's so effective & very striking.


  25. Another lovely tree - they are now on my wish list. Love the strong elegant colours too. X

  26. Good evening Julia ,i have just come across your blog ,i think your card is very nice and such lovely rich colors , i will look forward to visiting you again tomorrow Morning

    Hope you have a good night

    Elaine H X


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